November 7, 2011 - The Dogs will soon be breaking out of the radio kennel to deliver movie news via your television screens on WFSB Channel 3. More news to follow, but expect the first appearance to be on the morning of Sunday, November 20th!
November 6, 2011 - In case you missed the show tonight, my interview with director Chris Metzler has been posted on Archive.org. Chris will be in town this upcoming weekend to host Q&A sessions at Real Art Ways following screenings of his new music documentary "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone". As a longtime Fishbone enthusiast, I have to say I learned a ton of things about the band I had no idea about. Even non-fans will be entertained by this fascinating expose of how late-70s Los Angeles desegregation efforts created one of the most eclectic, heinously talented musical groups ever, and how band democracy, lunacy and weird circumstances kept them from gaining the same level of fame as peers like The Red Hot Chili Peppers. And how two founding members refuse to let that stop their musical career. Imagine a much funkier version of "Anvil - The Story Of Anvil" and you'll be in the right neighborhood. Listen in here:
November 6, 2011 - So "Puss In Boots" scratched its way to the top of the (litter) box office over the weekend, but "Tower Heist" was a nice little throwback to 70s crime fare, and even die-hard Brett Ratner haters may have to admit they had a good time with it. An even bigger suprise was the unexpected stoner threequel "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" - not only was it funnier and better scripted than the second film in the series, but its gratuitous usage of in-your-face 3D nuttiness made the extra ticket price seem worth it. Sure, there's a subplot involving a drug-crazed baby that's way wrong, but it's also got Danny Trejo in a prominent role and introduces what's arguably the awesomest automaton character ever - Wafflebot! R2-D2 never delivered syrupy breakfast goodness...
November 3, 2011 - Not much can contain my Bond-nerd overdosing after today's press conference for Skyfall - the 23rd "official" 007 film. Check out the full, unedited press conference here:
- News compiled and spouted by Sam Hatch